Wishes Across Canada

What is your wish for Canada in its next 150 years?

From national hope to a local focus, this is your opportunity to add your voice and imagination to a growing conversation. Share the changes that will build on our success to improve our communities and country.

#Wish150 is open to all during 2017. At the end of the year and throughout the year during our exhibition events, your wishes will be shared with the federal government, community organizations, fellow Canadians and citizens of the world.

Open access and an analysis of your wishes is vital in shaping and unlocking a prosperous future for all of our communities.

Latest Wishes

I wish for Canada to start collecting health data based on ethnic background for research purposes.

Celeste Williams in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for peace and health for all Canadians.

Celene in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for peace of mind for our youth

Marsha in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for true peace, love and happiness.

Jess in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for peace and happiness.

Bobbi Jean in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is more homes for homeless people and food. Many jobs for families. In danger animals who are sick or don't have a leg. And schools who can help kids with autism or mental health.

Anastasia Protic

My wish is for better health care.

Tim in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for a Canada without worries or fear of any kind from inside and outside of land.

Liell in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for realistic time and pay for mothers on maternity leave.


My wish is to cure cancers around the world and have peace.

Jasmine Albert in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

I wish for all kids to have a shelter in Canada

Chelsea Cook in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is for Canada is that we find a cure for cancer.

Amber Nickerson in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is for lower suicide rate.

Nick in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that there is equal awareness and treatment for physical and mental health.

Joanna Currie in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is to have cheaper and better health services.

Fatima in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is everyone gets the health benefits they need man or women, black or white, everyone needs a chance.

Samuel Elwood in Kamloops, British Columbia

I wish that in the next 150 years to see not just a big change but a huge change for mental and physical health support from provinces. As soon as someone needs it.

Kila Pigeon in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is to have all of Canada to feel wanted and to feel safe.

Zac Teale in Kamloops, British Columbia

I wish Canada had more affordable physical and mental health care, accessible everywhere.

Brady Kreil in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish for Canada is to improve mental health because there are many people who have problems dealing with mental illness and they feel scared so I want to help them out.

Luis Reyes in Edmonton, Alberta

My wish for people with physical disabilities to be accepted and treated equally as any other person.

Hassan in Edmonton, Alberta

For everyone with a mental disability to be acknowledged and accepted. For Canada to find more ways to power the country without using fossil fuels. For everyone, no matter what they identify as to be equal and to not be discriminated against.

Kira Marshall in Brantford, Ontario

That we view all illnesses with equal importance.

Anonymous in Brantford, Ontario

My wish for Canada is that parents and authoritative figures recognize that substance abuse in teenage years may not be solely an act of rebellious behaviour but rather a call for help. Adults rarely recognize mental and physical health problems in teenagers as they're often easily hidden, so adults need to recognize that regardless of how a person acts or seems, they might just be hiding.


I wish to have a better quality of treatment and funding for mental health. I wish that we are able to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues so that they are treated no different from physical disease.

Cohen Bolliger

#Wish150 Events

Upcoming Events
St John's, NL
The Rooms July 12 - August 15, 2017
Whitehorse, YK
Yukon Art Centre August 4 - 26, 2017
Moncton, NB
Centre Aberdeen September 1-30, 2017
Montreal, QC
Galerie Mile End September 24 - October 8, 2017
Yellowknife, NT
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre September 2017 - February 2018
Edmonton, AB
Latitude 53 October 17-24, 2017
Charlottetown, PE
Confederation Centre for the Arts October 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Dartmouth, NS
MacPhee Centre December 14, 2017
Iqaluit, NU
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum December 2017
Past Events
Halifax, NS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia September 25 - October 1, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre July 31 - August 5, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Paved Arts July 1-22, 2017
Toronto, ON
Artscape Youngplace March 31, 2017
Montreal, QC
McCord Museum October 25, 2016
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Art Gallery October 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017